I'm renting this baby for a night out on the town! Mr. Keller and I have tickets to see The Head and The Heart on March 1st at the Benedum Center in Pgh's Cultural District. We're making a night of it with dinner at Social House 7! My outfitting strategy will be to let the coat be the star and go for an all-black ensemble underneath. BUT, I'll be far from boring with leather black leather trousers and a lacey black top. You've got to mix materials and textures for those monotone looks, or else you'll just be wearing clothes... THE SHAME!
And in other news... I'm off to this year's AWP conference in Washington DC!!! Long time readers may recall this post waaaaayyyy back in 2012 when I fantasy-outfitted for the annual literary/writers brouhaha. Now that I'm going in real life I'll outfitting as I do best, preppy, schoolboy chic with pieces you've all seen before,
Like these striped, oversized button-down:
This raindrop blouse:
This plaid blazer:
These are the statement pieces for my individual looks over the next 3 days, which I'll be wearing with standard navy and grey trousers, and my work-a-day G.H. Bass Weejuns
I had tossed around the idea of going for an athleisure-chic style vibe to set myself apart from, what I'm sure will be a lot of tweedy blazer academia action. But then, why mess with a good thing, especially in unfamiliar territory. So today's lesson, when in doubt fallback on your tried and true style uniform.
See you next week, and be sure to follow me on instagram for pics from the conference over the weekend!!!!